NEW BORDER RESTRICTIONS

ADDITIONS TO THE ENTRY/EXIT PROCEDURES AND POLICY OF DATA COLLECTION

Information from the exit and entry ports

New update on additive detail collection by the border officers. the detail collection will be under data protection and rules for disclosure. The Canadian entry/exit program enables the officials to extra basic traveller information and then share it IRCC. This helps the authorities to keep track of the details of the immigrant applicant during their stay in Canada. This information will be used to check the residency of the applications like Permanent residence, Temporary work permit, Study permit, Citizenship application.

Since July 11, 2019, the U.S. and Canada have been sharing mutual details about the biographic entry on all travellers. now the program is extended to the air travellers. The data of entry/exit for marine/rail ports are not yet being collected.

Canadian Border Service agency  Data Collection

  • Name

  • Date Of Birth

  • Country Of Citizenship

  • Passport Details

  • Date Of Entry or Exit

  • Data On the Global Case Management System for immigration and citizenship applicants such as;

    • Client Identification (Could be their family name and given names, date of birth, country of birth, gender etc.),

    • Contact information

    • History, educational and employment information.

Access to this information

  • Border Services Officers and Superintendents

  • Criminal Investigations Officers and Analysts

  • Document Analysts

  • Hearings Officers and Hearings Advisors

  • Inland Enforcement Officers and Enforcement Case Officers

  • Intelligence Officers and Intelligence Analysts

  • National Border Operations Centre officers

  • National Security Screening Division officers and analysts

  • National Targeting Centre (NTC) Targeting Officers

  • NTC targeting Operations Intelligence

  • Trusted Traveller Officers

Entry/Exit information of a candidate who is applying for immigration is the only information retained by the IRCC

Entry/Exit information is used to

  • To verify residency requirements to process an ongoing application by authenticating information provided by the client.

  • To verify if a temporary residence applicant has a history of overstaying their allowable stay permit in Canada;

  • Assist in an investigation of an individual’s entitlement to a Canadian travel document;

  • Verify that sponsors are residing in Canada;

  • Verify the residency of spouses and partners under the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class;

  • Verify whether or not a refugee claimant entered Canada using their travel documents; and

  • Support investigations of possible fraud in relation to immigration, citizenship, and passport and travel document programs.

The information here is kept highly confidential and is used with government authentication . The travellers can ask for a copy of their travel history and can request changes if any errors found.